The Dottie Jordan Recreation Center offers activities for youth, teens, and senior citizens,including Therapeutic Recreation programs for teens and adults with disabilities. The park consists of a multi-use field, a playscape, two-lighted tennis courts, a lighted basketball court, a walking trail, one multi-purpose room, kitchen/computer lab area, a community garden, and a swimming pool.

Named after an AISD orchestra teacher, Dottie Jordan lived across the street and died in March 1973 at the age of 32. Interested in the park, Miss Jordan first spoke to City Council in 1972 when the park was threatened with a plan to build condominiums. The City of Austin purchased the 11.5 acres of parkland that comprises the Dottie Jordan Park in November, 1973.

 

​​​​​​Per the COVID-19 Mayoral declaration, the Center is closed  to the public effective Monday, March 16th .  Please check the Closure page for update.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Stay Active with Austin Parks and Recreation’s online Virtual Programing!

Stay Playful with our Virtual Afterschool Clubs:

 

Register Online

Youth Sports

The Parks and Recreation Department Co-Ed Youth Sports are structures to be safe, recreational league aimed at beginner to intermediate players.

  • Toddler Sports

 

 Therapeutic Recreation

 

Since Spring 2020, Dottie Jordan Recreation Center has been offering Therapeutic Recreation programs for citizens of Austin with differing abilities. These therapeutic programs are designed by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) and facilitated by our team of trained and dedicated therapeutic Activity Specialists to ensure a meaningful and successful leisure experience.

Dottie Jordan Recreation Center is now the second location of the Good Neighbor Adventure Club (GNAC) which is a recreation based adult day program for individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. The program provides opportunities to improve social interaction skills, develop peer relationships, learn lifetime leisure skills and build the self-confidence necessary for a high quality of life. This program is currently accepting applications!

Good Neighbor Adventure Club (GNAC) Flyer

Good Neighbor Adventure Club (GNAC) Brochure

Adult and 50+ Programs 

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs and services for adults and people 50 years of age and older. We are committed to providing an environment that encourages active and healthy lifestyles through recreational and educational programs and services.

Community and Special Events

The Parks and Recreation Department provides opportunities for families, friends and neighbors to come together and socialize, meet new people, enhance existing relationships, and create community.

  • Movie in the Park Series
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Beast of the East
  • Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt
  • Family Pumpkin Carving

Program Documents and Forms

Virtual Programs Release Form (PDF)

Adult Registration Form (PDF)

Youth Registration Form (PDF)

Youth Financial Assistance - English (PDF)

Youth Financial Assistance - Spanish (PDF)

Parent Handbook - English (PDF)

Parent Handbook - Spanish (PDF)

Facility and Grounds Rental Information

User Guide and Rental Agreement


Dottie Jordan Recreation Center Staff

 Benjamin Rustenhaven Supervisor

 John Harros Program Coordinator

 Alex Dominguez, CTRS Program Coordinator

 Katie Mikulcik, CTRS Program Specialist

 Robert Reed Program Instructor